06 April 2006
that where i am, there music snobbery may also be.
the operating rooms at work are hooked into a music system which, because God is good and His mercy is true, almost never plays muzak. it does, however, play a charming and diverse selection of music, including such hits as "all those things she said" by tatu (during the brain surgery! it was funny.), "karma chameleon" by culture club, "manic monday" AND "walk like an egyptian" by the bangals, lots of cumbia, and pretty much the entire reflections of passion album by yanni. one of the anesthesiologists really likes him. the ANESTHESIOLOGIST.
anyway, the other day i was singing caetano veloso (thanks, camilla!) and someone actually recognized it, which excited both of us. we had a very happy conversation about our favorite music (this is where i discovered who was responsible for the yanni), and i imagine each person's general enjoyment of the other skyrocketed.
these happenings have me brainstorming about a mix cd to bring in for the whole OR to enjoy. i was going to just make it, but then i decided not to rob my music-loving friends of the opportunity to contribute--this could be fun! any ideas?
i keep thinking songs like "cold brains" by beck would be really funny, especially since they're in english, and the irony would be totally, beautifully, deliciously lost on all, but then i considered making a mix of things that would actually go well in that setting. although it's a real shot to my indie pride to recommend sigur rós based on a fondness for yanni, i have to think someone having their tonsils removed to "olsen olsen" would be a really moving experience. (and if you played a video of the procedure in slow motion, you'd totally have their next music video. at the climax (when the choir comes in), the doc would triumphantly hold the tonsils over his head and the nurses would somberly and gracefully back away, bowing. the patient would stir, rise, and begin dancing. fade out.)
oops, i lost my train of thought. you can see my difficulty here. so everyone, go to town! help me out!